Pacific Odyssey - Trans North Pacific Row

Vessel Name: Crackers
Vessel Make/Model: Ocean Rower
Hailing Port: Poole, Dorset UK
Crew: Tim Welford, Dom Mee
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In May of 2001 the crew of 'Crackers' will set out from Choshi, a small fishing village north of Tokyo, Japan. They will head out into the vast emptiness of the north Pacific Ocean on a great circle route towards the western shore of the United States some 5000 miles distant. They have to reach [...]
31 December 2001 | Exmouth, Devon, UK
10 October 2001 | The Blue Boar, Poole, Dorset UK
22 September 2001 | Los Angeles
18 September 2001 | Lat: 43 33.56' N Long: 146 53.08' W
13 September 2001 | 43 11.84' N, 150 06.40' W
07 September 2001 | 42 56.92' N, 153 16.00' W
30 August 2001 | 42 46.96' N, 157 04.20' W
21 August 2001 | Lat: 44 42.32' N - Long: 165 31.08' W
15 August 2001 | Just past halfway!
01 August 2001 | International Dateline, N Pacific
25 July 2001 | Pacific
18 July 2001 | North Pacific
10 July 2001 | Pacific
05 July 2001 | Somewhere wet, windy and soggy
27 June 2001 | Pacific
20 June 2001 | 33 degs 45 N 162 degs 31 E
06 June 2001 | 158 Degrees E
30 May 2001 | Pacific
Recent Blog Posts
31 December 2001 | Exmouth, Devon, UK

Happy New Year!

What a year it has been, after being on dry land since September it's hard to believe that Tim and I were once rowing the Pacific. We are now preparing for the London Boat Show starting on the 3rd of January 2002, the last time we attended the show was last January along with 'Crackers'.

10 October 2001 | The Blue Boar, Poole, Dorset UK

Reflection

As you all now know, our North Pacific Unsupported rowing attempt came to a disastrous end when we were damaged and capsized beyond repair by an American fishing vessel. Now with our feet firmly on dry land and having got over the 'lucky to be alive' feeling we have to look at the positive aspects of [...]

22 September 2001 | Los Angeles

Rescued

As you know by now, Pacific Odyssey has come to a dramatic and premature end. The Tuna fishing vessel 'Judy S' collided with Crackers cutting the hull virtually in two, throwing Dom into the sea and leaving me trapped in the upturned hull. After getting out we were taken aboard the Judy S and amanged [...]

Happy New Year!

31 December 2001 | Exmouth, Devon, UK
Dom Mee
What a year it has been, after being on dry land since September it's hard to believe that Tim and I were once rowing the Pacific. We are now preparing for the London Boat Show starting on the 3rd of January 2002, the last time we attended the show was last January along with 'Crackers'.

I don't think Tim and I could ever have imagined we would return to the show so soon with only half of her. She was a great little boat protecting us from the very worst of the weather we encountered, it's sad to think that only the bow section now remains. Tim has been busy doing the majority of the work for Pacific Odyssey since we got back, something for which I owe him sincere thanks. His book writing is also taking shape, as is the documentary we will both keep you all posted. I've also been busy with my next expedition; "The Quest", which I will be officially launching at the London Boat Show 2002. The Quest aims to be the first circumnavigation of the globe under sail via the two Polar Regions in history. The project has been in the planning for the last three years and after a frantic period since September we are now ready to launch further details on my website at www.dommee.co.uk Tim and I will also be giving a presentation on Pacific Odyssey on 8 January 2002 at 1400hrs in the Wellington Suite Earls Court. All proceeds from the day which be donated to the Evolution Foundation a charity committed to providing IT and education to underprivileged children worldwide. If you would like to attend please contact the team or me direct at dommee@hotmail.com soonest as places are going very quickly. Finally thank to you out there who believed in Tim and I, your kind words and support will never be forgotten. Special thanks must go to our support team who really made Pacific Odyssey happen, Al Keir, Tony Higham, and Harry Moody I am sure we will all work together again. This year has been a great year and I will never forget it as I look forward to the challenges that lie ahead. Let's take no prisoners and if you're going to be bear be a Polar bear. Happy New Year GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGHHHHHHH
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